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Simple chicken recipe for picky eaters?

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If anyone has one to share, I would really appreciate it. It must be low on dairy and not spicy. Surprise visitors tomorrow night. Please help!

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  1. I highly recommend the Zuni Cafe roasted whole chicken. Simple and delicious, and very easy to prepare. Spend your time on your side dishes and your guests.

    Here's a link to the recipe http://www.thegoodcook.com/doc/full_s...

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    1. re: weezycom

      I think I'm too late for this, but it does sound good!

      1. re: weezycom

        I'd add Ina Garten's roasted chicken too... really moist and tasty.

        i think rotisserie or roasted chicken is the safest bet... then make some Zankou garlic sauce to go with for those that want it.

      2. Keep it simple...I clean the chicken. cut off xtra fat from the cavities and reserve ..salt all over ( in and out ) and stick in fridge for a few hours ...then stuff a quartered large white onion and halved lemon in the bird , drape the xs cavity fat on the top of the breast bone, stick in 375 oven for an hour + ( depending on size) remove and let rest for 10 min and voila ...Once in a while I will score breast skin and insert sage or thyme ...mashed pots , English peas and you are a genius

        1. Oven-fried chicken I've always found warmly received. Coat whatever chicken parts you like in flour, lightly brown in a pan, then finish in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. I always add 11 or so herbs and spices to the flour, but this is entirely optional. To purge some of the fat, you can put it on a rack above a baking pan.

          1. I find the Bucca de Beppo recipe for Lemon Chicken easy, quick and everyone loves it!


            1. Just thought I'd check in and tell you what I went with. We had a roast chicken stuffed with lemon, onion, garlic and fresh rosemary, real mashed potatoes and Trader Joe's Soycotash beefed up with a bit of butter and Crystal hot sauce. Thanks for all of your suggestions. I will try your suggestions at a later date.

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              1. re: nosey

                Sounds yummy. Did they like it?

                1. re: dockhl

                  They said they did. One took the red peppers out of the soycatash. But seconds were asked for. Hubby liked it, so did I.

              2. When my picky children and their picky friends were at the picky age I never had anyone refuse chicken fixed this way: put pieces in baking dish, sprinkle very liberally with soy sauce and garlic powder (NOT garlic salt as soy sauce is salty) then spoon a can of crushed pineapple over and around the chicken. Bake for 45-60 min until chicken is done. Good with rice. You can even skip the pineapple and just do the soy sauce and garlic powder.

                1. Last night I prepared a simple chicken dish even my picky (Pizza Hut, McD, Taco Bell loving) son thought was good. Bought some split chicken half's, seasoned with salt and pepper. Placed them under the broiler until each side was nice and golden, then basted with teriyaki sauce (bottled from the Asian section of the supermarket). Finished them under the broiler, just a minute or two more per side. They came out tender and juicy. Served with rice and a green salad, a quick and easy work night meal.